Flood Leaves one Dead in G. Cape Mount

first_imgSevere flooding has reportedly taken place in Grand Cape Mount County, killing at least one person, destroying properties and leaving several residents homeless.A 16-year old boy of Nagbena Town reportedly drowned while attempting to flee from the rising tide that was surrounding the town.The flooding over the last 4 days has also left farms and crops destroyed, increasing the hardship of the residents, most of whom are unemployed.Many who survive on farming, hunting and fishing are now left vulnerable, the report said.According to a release from the WASH Reporters & Editors Network of Liberia, the flood started last Thursday, September 17 following hours of heavy downpour.WASH reporters, who visited the county over the weekend, said they witnessed flooding in most of the communities including Tewor District up to Sunday, September 20.The flooded communities include Bo Waterside, Nagbena, Kobolia, Amina, Jaliebah, Bandor, Bombohun, Jenneh Liberia, Gambia and Gondama.The flooding is largely a result of the overflowing of the Mano River, due to the heavy rains.The area worst affected is the Baptist Compound in Bo- Waterside. The Compound established in 2011 has a hospital, senior high school, and residential quarters for nurses and teachers.All of the facilities in the compound were seriously flooded, damaging thousands of United States dollars worth of properties, including newly arrived medical equipment and drugs, educational materials and computers, among other supplies brought into the country.Authorities of the Baptist Compound described the flood as devastating and beyond imagination.Residents in the affected areas informed WASH reporters that the flooding was the first of its kind to take place in their communities. Some of them said, however, that such major flooding usually occurs every five to ten years.The residents have meanwhile called on the government, local and international organizations to assist the flood victims with relief items.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIn 1956, Robinson McNally (Roy) Malseed travelled to England, Ireland, and Scotland and wrote several letters to his family to document his journey.He wrote the following account of his travel and search for family history in County Donegal.And on his journey he talks about meeting staff members from Oatfield Sweets – including the legendary Bert Davidson who went from factory floor to Managing Director in a career spanning 50 years at the plan. Roy’s letters back to Australia on his seven days in Co Donegal gave a fascinating insight into the county half a century ago.He was born in Victoria in 1890 and was 66 when he visited Ireland. He went on to live until he was 87, passing away in 1977.He is pictured above after his marriage in 1912 to his wife Nance.For young and old alike – but particularly for those interested in local social history – the letters are a must read. You can read them here:http://malseed.com/malseeds/locations/australia/roy_malseeds_documents/letter_from_ireland_1956.pdf  OATFIELD’S: A JOURNEY THROUGH DONEGAL IN 1956 was last modified: May 9th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:OATFIELD’S: A JOURNEY THROUGH DONEGAL IN 1956last_img read more